AES and Alencon Partner to Offer Improved Performance to Existing PV Plants

Strategic cooperation will focus on helping operating PV plans perform better with retrofit solutions

Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States and Vienna, Austria – U.S.-based Alencon Systems LLC and Austrian-based Alternative Energy Solutions GmbH (AES) have entered into a strategic cooperation for improving the performance of utility-scale PV power plants. The cooperation agreement brings together two industry leaders focused on the enhanced performance of already installed PV assets.

Alencon’s String Power Optimizers and Transmitters (SPOTs) are the most powerful DC-DC optimizers for utility scale PV applications found on the market today and are ideal tools for use in retrofit applications to help generate more power from an existing PV plant. AES’s performance improvement approach for PV power plants uses advanced data analysis, namely the AES Performance Improvement Technology (AES PIT). AES PIT is unique in that it detects, at a minimum cost and on top of the monitoring software, the hidden value of an installed PV plant.  Under terms of this cooperation, AES will promote Alencon’s unique hardware alongside its industry plant optimization services to assure PV plants around the world are operating at peek efficiency.

“AES considers the strategic cooperation with Alencon as a further step in maximizing AES’s technical excellence and solution-focused approach. After identifying and defining the improvement measures using our AES PIT we are able to offer our customers suitable hardware solutions from Alencon in order to realize the improvement potential.” said Günter Maier, Chief Operating Officer of AES.

“Alencon is excited to have the opportunity to partner with a true market leader in PV plant optimization such as AES” said Hanan Fishman, Alencon’s President. “As PV continues to make up a greater and greater share of our energy supply, it will be critical that the existing PV capacity already in place is performing to maximum potential. AES and Alencon are two organizations firmly committed not just to expanding PV’s use but also to assuring our existing PV resources are performing optimally.”

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AES manages several hundred megawatts of plants on behalf of its clients providing asset management, consulting services for supervision and analysis of technical performance, claim management as well as supply chain services, financial services, and reporting. AES is one of the world’s leading specialists in advanced PV monitoring data analysis and performance improvement, using its proprietary AES Performance Improvement Technology known as AES PIT.  AES supports asset managers, owners and O&M companies in maximizing PV plant output while minimizing the cost of operations.

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Alencon’s solutions for ALternative ENergy CONversion provide high modularity and scalability for systems as small as a few hundred kilowatts to several-hundred megawatts. By helping to dramatically reduce balance of system costs, and increase power production through new inverter and energy harvesting technology, Alencon helps advance the state of the art and increase the financial viability of solar power.  Headquartered in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, has been building PV power conversion hardware since 2009 drawings on the combined decades of power electronics experience of its engineering team.